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Vol. 22 - Num. 86

Clinical Reviews in Digestive Diseases

Pancreatic steatosis, casual finding or risk factor?

Alberto Muñoz Ramosa, David Coca Robinotb, Iván Carabaño Aguadoc, Enrique Salcedo Lobatoc, Marta Germán Díaza, Enrique Medina Benítezc

aSección de Gastroenterología, Hepatología y Nutrición Pediátrica. Servicio de Pediatría. Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre. Madrid. España.
bSección de Radiodiagnóstico Infantil. Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre. Madrid. España.
cSección de Gastroenterología, Hepatología y Nutrición Infantil. Servicio de Pediatría. Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre. Madrid. España.

Correspondence: A Muñoz. E-mail: alberto_utrerano@hotmail.com

Reference of this article: Muñoz Ramos A, Coca Robinot D, Carabaño Aguado I, Salcedo Lobato E, Germán Díaz M, Medina Benítez E. Pancreatic steatosis, casual finding or risk factor? Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2020;22:181-3.

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Abstract

A case of a teenager with pancreatic steatosis is exposed, in the context of obesity and in the same time of a hepatic steatosis. This is an uncommon finding in the pediatric population. In pediatric age it is associated with some genetic disorders, like cystic fibrosis, Swachmann-Diamond syndrome and CLOVES syndrome. It has been proved that patients with fatty pancreas have an increased risk of developing metabolic syndrome, diabetes mellitus II, chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer, reason why it is crucial a periodic check out.

Keywords

Obesity Pancreas Steatosis

 

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